CNA: A group devoted to John Bradburne, a lay missionary to what is now Zimbabwe in the 1970s, is raising money to fund an investigation into his life and virtues, in view of opening his cause for beatification. Story here.
The Remnant, Susan Claire Potts: When I was a little girl, ten years before I became a Catholic, I had enough Christian sense to know that a person was supposed to go to church on Sunday. My parents weren’t that interested…they … Continue reading
ChurchPop: FOCUS missionary Ethan Stueve recently tweeted about an amazing story: in the 1970s there used to be a humanities program at the University of Kansas that got shut down because too many of its students were converting to Catholicism. Account is here.
Aleteia, Larry Peterson: Maria Cecilia Autsch was born in Rollecken, Germany, on March 26, 1900. She was the fifth of seven children and her dad, August, worked very hard as a machinist to keep his family fed. He and his … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Joseph Pearce: Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) is not as well-known as he and his talent deserve. From the last years of the reign of Queen Victoria until the first years of World War II, when ill health silenced his … Continue reading
This is quite worth a listen. The novel, Lord of the Flies, clearly shows how society degenerates into evil when the young attempt to govern. Yet today our society is idolizing the youth, even giving them a ‘pulpit.’ In this … Continue reading
Fatima Network Perspectives, Christopher Ferrara; Another classic sign of diabolical influence is duplicity of word and deed, very much in evidence at the highest levels of the Church over the past five years. Thus, the Church in Germany demands that … Continue reading
TFP:, Francis Slobodnik In a 2014 column in the archdiocesan paper, The Leaven, the archbishop stated, “The question for Catholic couples should not be: How many children do we want to have?” Archbishop Naumann then outlined his new policy saying that “as … Continue reading
The Independent, Shahab Khan: A German state has ordered that Christian crosses should be placed on the entrance of all government buildings. Bavaria’s conservative government has said the crosses should not be seen as religious symbols, but are meant to reflect … Continue reading
CNS, Carol Zimmermann: Tributes from business leaders and politicians alike described Jennifer Riordan — the 43-year-old passenger who died April 17 from injuries suffered on Southwest Flight 1380 when its engine exploded — as a devoted mother, community leader, mentor and … Continue reading
“The superior man is catholic and not partisan. The mean man is partisan and not catholic.” ─ Confucius, The Analects, 2.XIV “Ima rojo shiteiru mono wa, raise made tomo to naru.” (“Now, those who accompany me in being besieged in this castle, … Continue reading
Aleteia, Cynthia Dermody: : Federick Yap was born and raised by his single mother in the Philippines, where he was baptized Catholic and attended Catholic school — but he never really considered himself very devout, nor did he have a … Continue reading
Renew America, Matt C. Abbot (from Tonci Weaver): Below is a short and edifying story sent to me by reader Tonchi Weaver. God bless you, Tonchi! In early 2001, I kept constant vigil with my mother-in-law, who was not Catholic or … Continue reading